On 15 February 2020, Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu and Shri K. Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu laid the foundation stone for The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s centralised kitchen in Chennai. This kitchen will be established under the ”Kaalai Unavu Thittam” (breakfast scheme), to serve the students of Chennai Corporation schools by the NGO.